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In testimony, EU ambassador Gordon Sondland demolishes Trump’s “no quid pro quo” claim


Sondland, a key figure in the Ukraine scandal, confirmed that both a White House meeting and military aid were explicitly used as leverage.

In testimony that devastates the presidential line of denial, EU ambassador Gordon Sondland – a former Trump donor at the centre of the Ukraine scandal the Democrats are investigating in their impeachment inquiry – told Congress that there was a clear “quid pro quo” in the administration’s demand that Ukraine investigate the Bidens.

Both a potential White House summit and, crucially, $400m in US military aid to Ukraine were held back explicitly to compel Ukrainian president Volodymyr …read more

Source:: New Statesman

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